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The Truth of Poetry
Tensions in Modernist Poetry Since Baudelaire
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ISBN: 978 0 856462 75 7
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: November 1998
214 x 135 x 27 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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What kind of truth does modern poetry offer? Michael Hamburger’s approach to this question ranges over European and American poetry since Baudelaire and the result is one of the best introductions available to twentieth-century poetry and its antecedents. Stressing the tensions and conflicts in and behind the work of almost every major poet of the period, Hamburger’s non-partisan approach and practitioner’s appreciation of the aesthetic problems ensure that the many different possibilities open to poets since Baudelaire are lucidly and sympathetically discussed.
Praise for Michael Hamburger 'O'Driscoll manages to get the reader as close to Hamburger as possible in one book. It feels very much like spending a week at your grandfather's house - getting to listen to all his stories, roaming through cupboards, reading the works hidden inside.'
Dominik Szczepaniak, DURA
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